WFLS News

Keep up with the latest news and events from the Washington Foreign Law Society.

Reception Honoring Japan
November 1, 2011

On November 1, the Washington Foreign Law Society co-hosted its annual reception with Harold Koh, the Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State, in the historic Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Department of State. The honoree for the 2011 reception was Japan, and Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki accepted the honors in a keynote address to the more than 250 people in attendance.

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November 1, 2011

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WFLS and ABA Breakfast on Careers in International Anti-Corruption
October 25, 2011

The Washington Foreign Law Society in conjunction with the Anti-Corruption Committee of The ABA Section of International Law and local D.C. law schools presented an expert panel on careers in international anti-corruption compliance and enforcement. The audience heard from practitioners from the Justice Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, international organizations, and private practice as they provide an update on international policy and enforcement trends of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery laws and discussed careers for lawyers working in these areas.

World Bank Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Efforts
October 24, 2011

The Washington Foreign Law Society was pleased to collaborate with the World Bank Group on an important breakfast program on October 24, 2011, on the World Bank’s sanctions and anti-corruption efforts.

Washington Foreign Law Society Annual Garden Party
September 21, 2011

The Washington Foreign Law Society recently held its Annual Garden Party on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

After the Protests: Supporting Democratic Transitions in the Middle East
July 20, 2011

The interim governments in Egypt and Tunisia have promised transitions to democratic rule and the Tunisian and Egyptian people have embraced the opportunity for reform. They have begun to form new associations to address the many needs facing their country as it transitions to democracy. These include, building accountable and transparent government institutions and addressing the country’s economic woes. The Washington Foreign Law Society held a panel discussion focused on the importance of maintaining a focus on human rights during this transition period, the role of civil society in the process, and the efforts of U.S. policy makers to support the transitions in Egypt and Tunisia.

Rule of Law in Conflict Zones – A Discussion with Brigadier General Tom Ayres
June 29, 2011

With the United States currently expending significant effort in both Iraq and Afghanistan to shape each respective government and transform each country into a stable democracy, policymakers and military commanders have increased their focus on military involvement in reconstruction, stabilization and the development of the "rule of law" in post-conflict societies. Brigadier General Tom Ayres discussed how military lawyers have been at the forefront of this area of activity, assisting in the reconstruction of courts, facilitating the training of legal professionals, and engaging in a wide array of activities designed to rebuild broken legal landscapes.